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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Senior center planning self-defense class after elderly targeted by thieves

    SEATTLE — After two local senior citizens survived scary encounters with thieves recently, a local senior center is now planning self-defense classes for the elderly. Just a few weeks ago an 83-year-old woman had her purse snatched from her hands at the Walgreens parking lot in White Center. Cameras caught the crime in the act but the crook got away. Now a South Seattle man said he believes seniors can do more to protect themselves. Mark Bryant works for the […]

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    Police: Bothell High teacher faked attack, ‘admitted he made up the story’

    BOTHELL, Wash. — Inconsistent, odd, untruthful – that’s how school and police officials describe a beloved Bothell High School woodshop teacher who is now in hot water. Veteran teacher Cal Pygott told police a stranger attacked him and choked him with a zip-tie inside his classroom back in the spring, but now police say he made up the entire story. Police spent days searching for an attacker and gathering and examining evidence, but for months there had been no arrests. […]

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    Judge denies defendant’s motion to withdraw guilty plea in Nicole White murder case

    TACOMA, Wash. — A judge on Wednesday denied a motion by defendant Jonathan Harris to change his guilty plea in the murder of Nicole White — a Pierce County mother of two who was beaten to death and whose tarp-wrapped body was dumped down a ravine near Graham last summer. “For him to pull this today is just, are you kidding me?” said Dana Johnson, Nicole White’s cousin, outside the Pierce County court. “Just drag us through this (ordeal) some […]

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    Accused Graham murderer unsuccessful in attempt to withdraw guilty plea

    TACOMA, Wash. – Jonathan Harris asked a Pierce County judge on Wednesday to withdraw his guilty plea in the murder of Nicole White. Harris claimed that his defense attorney misled him and now claims he never killed White. “For him to pull this today is just, are you kidding me?” said White’s cousin, Dana Johnson. Harris entered the courtroom alone after firing his defense attorneys. He planned to represent himself and ask a judge to allow him to withdraw his […]

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    Heroin Task Force recommends safe-consumption sites for drug addicts

    SEATTLE — Taxpayers in Seattle could be asked to pay for a place where addicts would be allowed to use heroin. A 32-member heroin task force is about to unveil a new plan to tackle the heroin epidemic that some call a crisis in our region. The task force said addicts must have a safer place for people to use drugs rather than inside a public bathroom or a homeless camp. “You have to meet people where they are,” said […]

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    Local crews called on to help fight Eastern Washington wildfires

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — As several wildfires rage in Eastern Washington, firefighters from the west side of the state are being called on for help. Three strike teams left Thurston County by Sunday night and on Monday morning. Firefighters from Lewis, Clallam, Thurston, King, Pierce, Grays Harbor and Wahkiakum counties are expected to help out on the front lines to help save lives and property. Engines, tender trucks and firefighters hit the road early Monday morning from Olympia – all heading […]

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    Lake Tapps open to swimmers as water tests fail to find detectable concentration of toxin

    LAKE TAPPS, Wash. — Record-breaking temperatures in the forecast will likely have people heading to lakes and rivers to cool down. But there’s a strong warning for anyone planning on visiting Lake Tapps after more than a dozen swimmers got sick. On Thursday, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department warned everyone to stay out of the lake, saying in a news release that it had found toxic algae present in the water. But a new series of lab tests on  the […]

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    Firefighters still mopping up I-5 brush fire in SeaTac area

    SEATAC, Wash. — Firefighters spent Thursday mopping up a brush fire along I-5 where flames threatened homes and an apartment building on Wednesday. The hot and dry weather is prime for wildfires, and we’re not out of danger yet, according to firefighters. Kent firefighters pumped water onto the scorched ground along I-5 throughout the day. August is the peak for wildfire season in our area.  This week’s hot, dry weather could mean more fires are likely to spark. We’ve had […]

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    Firefighters bracing for wildfires as temps, winds increase

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash — The National Weather Service said the hot, dry weather could mean an increased risk of wildfires for all of Washington state. That’s because wind will also be a factor in the next few days. So far, this year’s fire season is off to a slow start compared to 2015, but state wild land officials are concerned that any stray spark or flame could quickly turn a small fire into a major one. “We are ready for […]

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    Cancer patients, hospital workers possibly exposed to tuberculosis

    SEATTLE — More than 100 cancer patients in the Pacific Northwest are being warned that a health care worker may have exposed them to tuberculosis. The disease, according to doctors, can make already-vulnerable patients even sicker because of their weakened immune systems. The Seattle and King County Department of Health said officials are in the process of notifying about 140 cancer patients who could have been exposed. In addition, nearly 50 hospital employees have already undergone testing. “We recognize as […]